Today at Marwell

Home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species in 140 acres of beautiful parkland – there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy any day of the week.

We strongly recommend reading our Planning your Visit page for more information from around the zoo!

Guest notices:

  • Essential gas work – Fisher’s Pond. Please allow plenty of time for your journey. From Monday 26 February for approximately five weeks, SGN engineers are carrying out gas main replacement work on Main Road and Portsmouth Road, Fisher’s Pond. There are three-way temporary traffic lights around the work area which may cause delays. The Fisher’s Pond bus stop is unavailable for the duration of the work. Please contact the bus provider for the latest update on alternative bus stop locations and any changes to the normal timetable.
  • Our road train is currently running on select dates. Please view our Road Train page for more information and future updates.
  • Our sloth is currently being monitored by our vet team behind the scenes. Thank you for your understanding.

Download our App for animal feed times

Download our free Marwell Zoo App to get the best experience while you visit:

  • Find out animal feed times
  • Enjoy easy wayfinding with an interactive map
  • Get exclusive discounts
  • Plan your day
  • Learn even more animal facts

Plus, you can read about our incredible animals or find out more about our conservation work around the world. Your day out can be an educational experience as well as great fun and we also have plenty of free downloadable resources to use at the zoo.

Find out more about Santos the sloth

Travel to the tropical rainforest whatever the weather outside.

Explore our Energy for Life: Tropical house, and stroll alongside the free-flying birds and butterflies as you discover the sights and sounds of the world’s rainforests in our multi-species exhibit.

Designed to highlight the flow of energy through life and ecosystems, you’ll begin your journey in the canopy layer, winding your way through lush plants as you descend to the forest floor. Encounter different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that live in the different layers of the exhibit!

Our friendly team members will be delighted to help you discover any species that you may have missed along the way.

Don’t forget to visit the Science Gallery, just after the large fish-filled aquarium, to find out more about how energy and carbon flows through life. Learn how we can help reduce our use of carbon for the benefit of all.

10.30 am until 30 mins before the zoo closes

Run wild

Children will love letting off some energy at the zoo’s five adventure playgrounds! Our new bespoke okapi playground was designed to be inclusive and also features a wheelchair accessible roundabout and an accessible slide, so all children can safely play.

Ready to dive in?

Annual Members must prebook on select dates this festive period. Please visit Members Corner for more information.

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2 March 2024

Daily Activities

You can view animal feeds on our app (subject to availability). We are currently reviewing other daily activities. Please check back here for updates!

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